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Brown v. Goord

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


February 20, 2007

JOSEPH BROWN, PLAINTIFF,
v.
GLENN S. GOORD, COMMISSIONER OF NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES; DALE ARTUS, SUPERINTENDENT OF CLINTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY; ROY LYNCH, SERGEANT OF CLINTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Thomas J. McAVOY, Senior United States District Judge

DECISION & ORDER

This pro se action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 was referred by this Court to the Hon. George H. Lowe, United States Magistrate Judge, for a Report-Recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Local Rule N.D.N.Y. 72.3(c).

The Report-Recommendation dated November 20, 2006 recommended that Defendants' motion for summary judgment be granted and that the action be dismissed in its entirety. In the Report-Recommendation, Magistrate Judge Lowe found that Plaintiff had failed to adduce any evidence indicating that Defendants were personally involved in the alleged constitutional violations. Plaintiff filed objections to the Report-Recommendation.

When objections to a magistrate judge's Report-Recommendation are lodged, the Court reviews the record de novo. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). After such a review, the Court may "accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate [judge]. The [Court] may also receive further evidence or recommit the matter to the magistrate [judge] with instructions." Id.

Having reviewed the record de novo and having considered the issues raised in Plaintiff's objections, this Court has determined to accept and adopt the recommendation of Magistrate Judge Lowe for the reasons stated in the November 20, 2006 Report-Recommendation. The Court has considered Plaintiff's grounds for objection and has found them to be without merit.

It is therefore

ORDERED that Defendants' motion for summary judgment [dkt. No. 26-42] is GRANTED, and the action is DISMISSED in its entirety.Further, for the reasons described by Magistrate Judge Lowe in his Report-Recommendation at pages 5 to 7, the Court finds that Plaintiff has accumulated more than "3 strikes" for purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 1951(g).*fn1 Therefore, any appeal from the judgment of this the Court, and any future civil action, would be barred unless Plaintiff can demonstrate that he "is under imminent danger of serious physical injury." Id. Plaintiff is ORDERED to represent on any future application for in forma pauperis status on any case brought in a court of the United States while Plaintiff is incarcerated or detained in any facility that he has received three strikes under 28 U.S.C. § 1951(g).

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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